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James V. "Jim" Summers Obituary
James V. "Jim" Summers, 70

James V. "Jim" Summers, 70, of Lafayette, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at IU Heath Arnett in Lafayette. He was born on November 26, 1943 the son of the late Gale and Florence (Richard) Summers in Lafayette. Jim married Betty (Sutton) Miller on Febuary 9, 1974 in Lafayette and she survives. He was a graduate of Dayton High School and a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church. He worked as a plumber for Stans Professional Plumbing Service for 12 years and at Eli Lily for 31 years. Jim was an avid bowler with a 299 high game, was named Lafayette Mr. Bowler and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed softball, playing cards and gambling at casinos.

He is survived by his four children, Allison Drader (husband Jim) of Valparaiso, IN, Jeff Summers (Kristi) of Lafayette, Ted Summers (wife Mary) of Bedford, and Karl Miller of Lafayette; three siblings, Jackie Herlin (husband Russ) of Monee, IL, Mike Summers (wife Sharon) of Lafayette, and Denny Summers of Lafayette; eleven grandchildren, Abby, Allie and Jessie Drader, Tyler, Paige, Chase, Tony, Shianne and Shay-Lee Summers, and Bailey and Alex Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Summers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home with the Celebration of Life service on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Life Celebrant Cyndy Shafer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton United Methodist Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Feb. 3, 2014
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